How to Be the Best Halloween House

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Halloween falls on a Saturday night this year, and it’s coming up in a few days. If you’re a Halloween fanatic and you live in a popular trick-or-treating neighborhood, you may be wondering how to get the most out of hosting a candy haven on Halloween night.

Let’s start with the important part: candy. Recent studies show that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the highest rated Halloween candy amongst kids in the past few years. Close runner ups include Snickers, M&Ms, and Kit Kats. For a lot of kids, you can’t go wrong with chocolate. Stock up on these options, plus Hershey Bars & Kisses, Milky Ways, and Crunch Bars, and you can’t go wrong.

More of a fruity/sour candy person? Jolly Ranchers, Sour Patch Kids, Starburst, Swedish Fish, Skittles and Candy Corn are just as popular as their chocolate counterparts. Many popular grocery stores are packed with bulk bags of candy featuring both chocolate and fruity assortments. Some have even teamed up to offer a bag full of each preference.

Another way to become a favorite house among trick-or-treaters is to give out king-sized candy bars. We all remember that one house from childhood that gave out the big boys, and we made a point to visit that house year after year. Aiming to get a bit more creative? Bake some homemade treats to give out. This will keep you busy in the kitchen in preparation to hand out possibly hundreds of treats. If this is something you’re willing to take on, put your own special spin on some holiday favorites like popcorn balls, rice crispy treats, and cookies.

All in all, if you’ve got awesome Halloween decorations, popular candy options, some king-sized candy bars, or your own baked goodies to hand out, there’s no way you won’t be a must-visit house on Halloween.